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Oscar James Campbell papers, 1914-1964

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, and lecture notes relating to Oscar James Campbell, professor of English Literature at Columbia University.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0184
Bib ID 4078576 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Campbell, Oscar James, 1879-1970
Title Oscar James Campbell papers, 1914-1964
Physical Description 11.43 linear feet (25 document boxes and 1 record carton)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, and lecture notes.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Oscar James Campbell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Oscar J. Campbell, 1964.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/1989.

Revision Description

2012-03-26 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2019-08-15 Added Series II transferred from the University Archives.

Subject Headings

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Galley proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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College administrators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Columbia University. Arts Center Program Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor Campbell taught English literature at Columbia University, 1936-1950, and was administrator of the Columbia Arts Center Program. He is the author of THE COMEDIES OF HOLBERG, SHAKESPEARE'S SATIRE, THE LIVING SHAKESPEARE, and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA.

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Series I: Oscar James Campbell Papers, circa 1914-1964



Box 1 Arts Center at Columbia



Box 2 The Comedies of Holberg - page proofs



Box 3 National Council on the Arts and Government



Box 4 Correspondence, typescripts, misc.



Box 5 Bantam Shakespeare Series - galleys and typescripts


Lecture notes


Box 5 Shakespeare (general)



Box 6 Shakespeare's Tragedies



Box 7 Shakespeare's Histories and Comedies



Box 8 Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance Literature



Box 9 Italian comedy



Box 10 Tudor, Stuart, 17th century, and Restoration



Box 11 Romantic period



Box 12 Victorian period



Box 13 miscellaneous



Box 14 Printed material (not by Prof. Campbell)



Box 15 Printed material (not by Prof. Campbell)



Box 16 Student papers and material on curriculum



Box 17 Shakespeare - speeches, papers, etc. (Printed and manuscript)



Box 18 Speeches, papers, etc. (Printed and manuscript)



Box 19 ANTA material



Box 20 ANTA and A. A. U. N.



Box 21 A. A. U. N.



Box 22 Correspondence and personal papers



Box 23 Correspondence and personal papers



Box 24 Correspondence and personal papers



Box 25 Correspondence and personal papers

Series II. 2019 Addition



Box 26 Folder 1 Aretino Article

(Pietro Aretino in England)


Box 26 Folder 2 Baldwin's Book


Commedia dell'arte


Box 26 Folder 3 Bibliography


Box 26 Folder 4 English Louts and Clowns


Box 26 Folder 5 General


Box 26 Folder 6 History


Box 26 Folder 7 Locatelli Scenarii

(Basilio Locatelli)


Box 26 Folder 8 Selected Scenarios - some translated

(Il Finto Marito - Flaminio Scala; La Fantesca, G.B. della Porta; scenario of play given at the Court of Bavari in 1568)


Box 26 Folder 9 Elizabethan Staging


Box 26 Folder 10 History of the Campbell Family by Henry Lee, 1920


Box 26 Folder 11 Ibsen's Use of Comic Characters for a Serious Dramatic Effect

(Draft; not by Campbell; includes his comments)


Box 26 Folder 12 Jacobean Shakespeare


Box 26 Folder 13 Last Lecture

(Re: The Tempest)


Box 26 Folder 14 Late Comedies, 1929

(The Nature of Shakespeare's Late Comedies, submitted for English 14. April 20, 1929. By William J. Paff)


Box 26 Folder 15-16 Life and Problems, 2 folders


Box 26 Folder 17 Moliere and Commedia dell'arte


Box 26 Folder 18 Notes


Box 26 Folder 19 Of Witches and Witchcraft


Box 26 Folder 20 Ruzzante

(Angelo Beolco)


Box 26 Folder 21-23 Scala, Flaminio - Scenarii, 3 folders


Box 26 Folder 24 Shakespeare Apocrypha and Summary


Box 26 Folder 25 Shakespeare's Comedies - First Lectures


Box 26 Folder 26 Shakespeare's Handwriting


Box 26 Folder 27 Shakespeare and Italian Comedy


Box 26 Folder 28 Shakespeare's Satire - Review


Box 26 Folder 29 Shakespeare's Theatre


Shakespeare's Works


Box 26 Folder 30 All's Well That Ends Well


Box 26 Folder 31 Anthony and Cleopatra


Box 26 Folder 32-33 As You Like It, 2 folders


Box 26 Folder 34-35 Love's Labour's Lost, 2 folders


Box 26 Folder 36 The Taming of the Shrew


Box 26 Folder 37 Two Gentlemen of Verona


Box 26 Folder 38 Stoicism in Elizabethan Literature


Box 26 Folder 39 The Two Italian Gentlemen


Box 26 Folder 40 Vagaries of Shakespeare Criticism